Environment
Section Newsletter
Fall 2006

I. Note from Environment Section Communications Chair/e-News Editors

Farewell, and Timelines for e-newsletters in 2007 (winter, spring, fall):


Please send ideas for contributions, for the subsections below or other ones we are happy to create, by the appropriate deadlines for upcoming issues in 2007 of the APHA Environment Section e-newsletter to Andrea.Wismann@UCHSC.edu for Andrea Wismann.


Andrea, our Secretary-elect 2006, becomes secretary and communications chair for 2007-08 at the end of the 2006 Annual Meeting in Boston. Derek Shendell’s tenure as secretary-elect then secretary and communications chair (2003-06 overall) ends in November.  He has been helping and will continue to help Andrea transition.


The submission deadlines will be publicized through the APHA monthly e-newsletters for the two months prior to deadline.  A final set of notices is then sent to the Section’s primary members by APHA about 2-3 weeks in advance, and then again one week in advance of the deadline at our request.

II. APHA Environment Section’s Membership Committee Report: Highlights of the Membership Reading this e-Newsletter

The data from spring/summer 2006 (176 unique visits, 235 views, for an average of three and a half minutes each), demonstrated an increase in number of views from the fall 2005 and winter 2006 issues, and a slight increase in visits (incidence of reading e-newsletter) among primary section members. Please continue to improve this communication mode, and read it!


 


We welcome your participation to make these things happen.


 


Please contact us.  We look forward to having you join us:


Dorothy Stephens, Dorothy.Stephens@CMS.hhs.gov, and


Susan Lynn Stone, Stone.Susan@epamail.epa.gov

III. A. APHA Environment Section “Student Corner”

Students can be the driving catalyst in public health progress, which is why our involvement in the APHA Environment Section is so important. As co-liaisons to this section, we are very excited to be working with such a dedicated group of public health professionals.

Who are we?

Rebecca Tave Gluskin is a prospective MSc candidate in Environmental Health at New York University. Her research is in air pollution, with interests branching into policy (monitoring/enforcement).

Taylor Anderson is working toward an MPH in health education and health promotion at Portland State University, and plans to do PhD work in epidemiology with the ultimate goal of research and teaching. She has broad range of interests in public health; environmental health is a major one.

We hope everyone had a nice summer and are looking forward to the 2006-2007 school year. We are excited to start the season off with an Environment Section Student Scholarship for the APHA Annual Meeting in Boston this November. Hopefully you recieved an e-mail with the instructions for application and applied!

Are you living in the Boston area and attending the APHA Annual Meeting? If so, we are looking for students who would like to host out-of-town students for the meeting.  This is a great way to support your peers and help cut down on the high cost of travel.

At the meeting, we want to provide a chance for us all to meet. We are open to suggestions on a venue in Boston where we could easily gather. Further information on this will be made at a later date.

I know what you did last summer... actually, we don't. Did you conduct research, work at an internship, and/or take classes?  Tell us what you did this summer, and we will post it on The Student Web Lounge site: (
http://depts.washington.edu/aphaenv/students.htm).

So, please check out the Student Web Lounge and let us know if there is anything else you want to add.  We hope to make this a beneficial resource for the APHA Environmental Section student community.  Have a great year!

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Rebecca Tave Gluskin                
Co-Liaison Environmental Section APHA       
Prospective MSc. Environmental Health            
New York University                                          
Rtg230@nyu.edu       
                                          
Taylor Anderson
Co-Liaison Environmental Section APHA
Prospective MPH Health Education/Health Promotion
Portland State University
taylor_brooke@msn.com

III. B. Solicitation for Future “Student Corner” contributions

We have initiated the “Student Corner” portion of our seasonal newsletter for use by and the benefit of our student members.  We encourage student members to send text by the appropriate deadlines for upcoming issues of the APHA Environment Section e-newsletter to Andrea.Wismann@uchsc.edu.


We encourage short update reports from our section’s Student Involvement Committee and news pertaining APHA’s Student Assembly of interest to our section membership. 

IV. A. APHA 2006 Annual Meeting, Boston, Nov. 5-8, 2006

Please go to http://www.apha.org/meetings for more information and specific deadlines by Section; each edition of the American Journal of Public Health (monthly) and of The Nation’s Health newspaper (monthly) now have started to contain overall program information, registration forms, etc.


[EDITOR NOTE: Aditi Vaidya is our senior program planner for 2006, joined by our new junior program planner, August Martin. August will become Sr. Program Planner in 2007. Thank you, both of you, for your hard work!]


 


Please see the attached table for final 2006 ENV Section Program in Boston, (“2006 APHA Env Program 083106.xls”).


 


2006 Environment Section Program Planners,


Aditi Vaidya (aditi_v1@yahoo.com) and August Martin (augustmartinjr@yahoo.com).



Related Files:
the Environment Section program

IV. B. Late Breaker: Federal Government Officials to Moderate/Speak at an APHA Environment Section Session of the 2006 Annual Meeting

APHA session 3400.0, "Protecting Children's Environmental Health: Education and Social Justice" (Nov. 6, 2006, 4:45 p.m.). 


Environmental health risks to children in out-of-home settings such as child care centers and schools continues to be inadequately addressed in our society, and their rights to a healthful 'workplace' where they spend more than 30 hours per week are lacking. A panel at the 2004 APHA Annual Meeting (Built Environment Institute session) identified gaps among federal agencies and programs, and a subsequent paper "Who's In Charge of Children's Environmental Health at School?" (2006, Healthy Schools Network) further reinforced the gaps with a series of recommendations for advocates, researchers, agencies (federal and state), and others. To date there is no significant forward motion to close the gaps. This panel of leading experts will discuss potential strategies and initiatives that could be undertaken to impact these public health problems and to improve the health of children overall. Panelists are Dr. Ruth Etzel, co-editor of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Green Book (1st and 2nd editions), Dr. Howard Frumkin, Director, CDC/NCEH, J. Cox-Gasner/CDC-NIOSH, and Dr. B. Gitterman, Co-Director, Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit at George Washington University.  

This session’s learning objectives are:
1.) Recognize gaps in environmental health research and services for children in out of home settings;
2.) Understand multi-agency perspectives on how to address these gaps;
3)discuss and create potential strategies and potential initiatives for increasing interagency dialog on coordinated and effective actions.

IV. C. Request for Professional Input during APHA 2006 Environment Section

Poster Session (Nov. 6, 2006, #3261.0 Board 4):


APHA Role in Developing Model Codes for Regulating the Built Environment

Environment Section members, your input is needed on the continuation, future extent and nature of APHA's representation on several national committees responsible for model building codes and safety standards that, when adopted, strongly influence the built environment.  The background is provided below in relation to a poster scheduled for Monday, Nov. 6, on Board 4 at the Annual Meeting.  Having this only presented as a poster is not ideal and will not be effective unless interested APHA members use the opportunity to come to the poster to discuss, with Jake Pauls, how APHA should proceed.  Alternatively, members unable to come to the poster should contact Jake Pauls before, during or shortly after the Boston meeting.

Changes being discussed within the two major organizations responsible for national building model codes and standards in the several months before and after the APHA Annual Meeting are unprecedented in relation to safety of larger buildings.  Many large national organizations are involved in the deliberations and, to an extent not seen before, the media are covering issues such as high-rise building design, regulation and safety among other topics.  A prime example is the PBS NOVA television broadcast on Sept.5, "Building on Ground Zero."  Jake Pauls served as a technical resource and on-screen participant for NOVA on this broadcast as well as for NOVA's prior coverage of the World Trade Center disaster in an Emmy Award winning program in 2002.  (See www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/wtc.) For too long, the built environment has been influenced much more by engineering consultants than by public health experts.  Similarly, public health professionals are too little involved in the political process in which the model codes are adopted by state and local jurisdictions, reducing the chance that model codes are enforced and actually impact the built environment.  Please contribute your ideas for changing this by using the opportunity provided by the poster session described below.


”The presentation reviews the relatively potent influence, on the built environment, of the enforcement of up-to-date requirements for design, construction, maintenance and use of the built environment. For a decade APHA has been represented on the International Code Council Industry Advisory Committee, which provides guidance on policies and model code development procedures ultimately affecting health and safety of the built environment through widely adopted and enforced model building, plumbing, fire and other codes in the United States. For five years, there has been even more intensive APHA representation on nine committees of the National Fire Protection Association, a developer of hundreds of ANSI standards, many influencing health and safety of the built environment in the United States and elsewhere, for example with NFPA's internationally used Life Safety Code. During the years of APHA representation on committees of ICC and NFPA, two major, new model building codes have been produced, published and republished on three-year cycles. With the beginning in 2006 of a new cycle of code development for key NFPA and ICC model building codes (and other model documents), it is timely to assess the effectiveness of having APHA represented on 10 committees largely responsible for technical and policy quality of these documents. Also underlining the importance of such an assessment are impending professional changes by the principal APHA representative (the author) on the NFPA and ICC committees plus the need to better incorporate such representation in the growth of the Built Environment Institute in APHA.”

This session’s learning objectives are:


1.) Identify the two key U.S.-based organizations and the model codes they produce that impact health and safety in the built environment.
2.) Understand how APHA representation on these organizations and committees has influenced their policies and products during the last decade plus their impact on health and safety in the built environment.
3.) Influence, and make informed decisions on, APHA’s future role with such model codes as well as their own professional activities in the development, adoption and enforcement of such codes as part of a comprehensive approach to public health as influenced by the built environment.

IV. D. Please Register to Vote During APHA 2006 via Absentee Ballot!

This year's Election Day, Tuesday, November 7, 2006, will happen during the APHA Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.  Make your voice heard in the ballot box by registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot before your state deadline!  Click at the website below for more information.

V. Availability of Educational Speakers on Exposure Science

The International Society of Exposure Analysis is now sponsoring lectures on the science of environmental exposure assessment/analysis. The “Distinguished Lecturer” program recognizes outstanding presenters among ISEA members, and uses their talents to educate and promote exposure analysis to diverse scientific and policy audiences. The program is intended to stimulate interest in exposure science, encourage dialogue on the fundamental principles of exposure science, and promote the society.

Two ISEA distinguished lecturers are now available for speaking engagements. The current lecturers are Dr. Larry Needham of the CDC, specializing in biomonitoring, and Professor Matti Jantunen of the Finnish National Public Health Institute, specializing in air pollution.  New lecturers will be announced annually. The program subsidizes travel costs so these scientists can lecture on exposure analysis topics at qualifying institutions and organizations. For more information on these speakers, see below.

The ISEA welcomes inquiries. Requests for an ISEA Distinguished Lecturer can be submitted in writing to the ISEA Distinguished Lecturer Committee or directly to either Dr. Needham or Prof. Jantunen.  


 


Send requests for a speaking engagement to:
Dr. Christine F. Chaisson:
CFChaisson@TheLifeLineGroup.org
Dr. Yuri Bruinen de Bruin: yuri.bruinen-de-bruin@jrc.it or
yuri.bruinendebruin@gmail.com



Dr. Needham: lln1@cdc.gov
Prof. Jantunen:
matti.jantunen@ktl.fi

Abbreviated Biographies of Current Distinguished Lecturers:
Dr. Larry L. Needham (serving though 2007):
Dr. Needham is currently Chief of the Organic Analytical Toxicology Branch in the National Center for Environmental Health of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  He received his BS from Middle Tennessee State University in 1968 and his PhD from the University of Georgia in 1972. He is an active member and a former president (2003-2004) of ISEA.  Dr. Needham is eminently qualified to speak on the topics of biomonitoring for persistent organic pollutants (POPs), non-persistent organic toxicants (e.g., pesticides, phthalates, alkylphenols, PAH, phytoestrogens), heavy metals, and biomonitoring data from national and international studies. Dr. Needham has authored or co-authored more than 400 scientific publications.

Prof. Matti J. Jantunen (serving through 2008)
Research Professor at the Finnish National Public Health Institute – KTL - Department of Environmental Health in Kuopio, Finland. Prof. Jantunen received his MSME in 1972 at the Tampere University of Technology in Finland, and his MSEE (in 1976) and PhD (in 1978) at the University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill. He is a founding member of International Society for Indoor Air Quality (ISIAQ) and an active member and former president (2000-2001) of ISEA.  Prof. Jantunen is best qualified to speak on air pollution exposures, exposure monitoring and modeling methods, and the application of exposure science for air pollution risk assessment and risk management. His main interests focus on exposures derived from indoor and traffic sources, and on the exposures to and risks from fine particulate matter. Prof. Jantunen has been a much used expert by the WHO, the EU and the U.S. EPA, and he has been invited to give plenary lectures and keynote talks at numerous conferences on these subjects. Dr. Jantunen has authored and coauthored more than 400 scientific publications.

VI. Summaries of Other Upcoming or Recent Meetings and Workshops: A. Meetings on Environmental Exposure and Epidemiology

Two international societies fostering the scientific foundation of the public health discipline of environmental health met this fall on the theme of Science, Population Diversity, Caution and Precaution.

The International Society of Exposure Analysis and the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology met together in Paris, Sept. 2-6, 2006, to discuss science and policy around three main themes.  The themes were:
*    The relationship between early-life exposures, early damage to developing systems, and chronic disease in later life;
*    The interaction between environmental exposures and genes -- in particular, how understanding the diversity of gene expression in humans and testing the gene-environment interaction will improve the study of environmentally-caused disease; and
*    The scientific and societal basis of protective public health policy developed when scientific information on environmental hazards is incomplete or uncertain.

Members of the two societies publish their research in the official
journals, The Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology
and Epidemiology
.  For more information, please see
http://www.iseaweb.org and http://www.iseepi.org/, respectively.


The locations of future individual and jointly sponsored conferences, through 2009, are also listed at these two Web sites. They are in the United States and abroad.

VI. Summaries of Other Upcoming or Recent Meetings and Workshops: B. 10/2006 Meeting by Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units

The Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health and the Environment, one of 10 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units in the country, is planning a continuing education meeting in Pittsburgh in October 2006 in conjunction with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.


 


For more information about this meeting, please go to: http://www.health-e-kids.org.

VI. Summaries of Other Upcoming or Recent Meetings and Workshops: C. Annual National Environmental Health Association Conferences

The National Environmental Health Association 70th Annual Educational Conference & Exhibition was in downtown San Antonio, Sunday-Wednesday, June 25-28, 2006. The 2007 71st meeting will be held in Atlantic City; abstracts are due in October.


 


For more information, please go to http://www.neha.org.

VII. Selected New Publications on Environmental Public Health Topics: A. General Solicitation

We encourage other APHA Environment Section members to share information about new reports and books, available free on the Internet from their organizations, which have the potential to be of broad interest to Section members due to their multidisciplinary nature and/or focus on prevention (of exposures, disparities, morbidity, mortality, disability) or policy.  However, due to space limitations, please note we publicize neither reports which are also available as archived peer-reviewed journal articles nor government reports and Web sites.  Please send your ideas with descriptive text (250-500 words or less) by the appropriate deadlines for upcoming issues of the APHA Environment Section e-newsletter to Andrea.Wismann@UCHSC.edu. 

VIII. Fellowship, Scholarship, Training and Awards: A. General Solicitation

A. We encourage other APHA Environment Section members to share information about awards our members receive, or trainings and scholarship opportunities that are related to environmental public health sciences, services and policy at local, state, regional, national or international levels.


Please send your ideas with descriptive text (250-500 words or less) by the appropriate deadlines for upcoming issues of the APHA Environment Section e-newsletter to Andrea.Wismann@UCHSC.edu. 

VIII. Fellowship, Scholarship, Training and Awards: B. Multnomah County, Ore. is 2006 Winner, Samuel J. Crumbine Consumer Protection Award for Excellence in Food Protection

For over 50 years, the Crumbine Award, named for one of the United States most renowned public health sanitarians, has been presented to a local public health unit by a jury of leading environmental health officials and public health sanitarians and is the most prestigious recognition that a public health unit can receive. Crumbine winners serve as models for other public health and safety programs across the nation.

Multnomah County received the Crumbine Award at the Annual Education Conference of the National Environmental Health Association, June 25-28 in San Antonio. Award presentations were also made at the annual meetings of the National Association of County and City Health Officials, July 26-28 also in San Antonio, and the International Association for Food Protection, Aug. 13-16 in Calgary.

The Crumbine Award is supported by the Conference for Food Protection, in cooperation with the American Academy of Sanitarians, American Public Health Association, Association of Food & Drug Officials, Foodservice & Packaging Institute Inc., International Association for Food Protection, International Food Safety Council, NACCHO, NEHA, National Sanitation Foundation International and Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

For more information about the Crumbine Award, please contact Lynn Dyer, director of market development and programs at the Foodservice & Packaging Institute (FPI) at (703) 538-2800. A copy of Multnomah County’s award-winning application will appear at their Web site (see below)
.

The FPI, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., is the material-neutral trade association for converters, raw material and machinery suppliers of foodservice packaging products, and the foodservice operators using these products.

VIII. Fellowship, Scholarship, Training and Awards: C. Expanding Horizons for New Environmental Health Professionals in Eastern North Carolina

A collaborative effort was started, in late 2004, between officials of the local wastewater treatment plant in Greenville, N.C., and researchers from the Health Education and Promotion Department/Environmental Health and Safety Program at East Carolina University. Greenville is one of the cities through which the Tar River crosses. This river not only serves as the main source of drinking water for this city with an estimated population of more than 70,000, but it also serves as a receiver of treated effluent from the wastewater treatment plant. Along with other rivers in Eastern North Carolina, the Tar River was classified, in 1989, as nutrient-sensitive, which originated the adoption of a nutrient management strategy. This strategy was revised in the early 1990s to target a reduction in the total nitrogen load and to control increase of the total phosphorus load. Efforts made to address this problem have ranged from technological upgrades implemented by wastewater treatment plants that discharged treated effluents into the river to studies in collaboration with North Carolina research institutions designed to enhance nutrient-removal processes.

This collaboration between an East Carolina University research group and the local wastewater treatment plant is expected to grow and be provided with the necessary continuity to make it sustainable. The group of researchers, which included graduate and undergraduate students, has conducted a laboratory study with promising findings. They studied the uptake of nutrients by growing algae in effluents from different stages of the wastewater treatment process and by creating favorable environmental conditions. Data analyses are being conducted to prepare manuscripts for publication. Other proposals will be presented to local wastewater treatment plant officials to continue addressing the nutrient-removal challenge.


Primarily, this is a public health effort aimed at benefiting not only the parties involved, but also other stakeholders. By building bridges of collaboration among stakeholders, especially in a region of North Carolina that is economically disadvantaged in relation to the Research Triangle Park, the ultimate beneficiaries will be local and regional communities, and the future environmental health leaders in Eastern NC who might expand their horizons.

To learn more about this effort please contact Max A. Zarate, assistant professor of environmental health at East Carolina University’s Health Education and Promotion Department.

IX. Policy-Related Updates and other APHA Inter-Section Activities: A. Report from Environmental Health and Public Health Nursing Task Force

The Environment and Public Health Nursing Task force, a collaboration between the Environment Section and the Public Health Nursing Section, is moving forward to disseminate and implement the Environmental Health Principles for Public Health Nurses developed last year.  The task force is currently working on a mini-grant from Health Care Without Harm to implement the Greenprint for Action.  Activities included are posting the Principles on key public health and nursing Web sites, comparing the Principles with the American Nursing Association Standards of Practice for Public Health Nursing, and raising awareness of the Principles and encouraging adoption.


Discussions are also in progress for follow-up activities at the 2006 APHA Annual Meeting in Boston.  


(Please visit the Public Health Nursing                    
Section's Web site for more information on the Principles
http://www.apha.org/extranet/phn/default.htm).   


In addition to working on the Principles, the task force will be
deciding what other environment and health priorities and activities to pursue.  These may include creating position and policy statements, providing testimony, and submitting grants to sustain the task force.  


Any member of the Environment Section or Public Health Nursing Section is invited to participate on the task force.  The next call is Sept. 26, 2006, 3-4 p.m. EST.  


For more information on the task force, to receive our Principles and Recommendations and/or Greenprint for Action or to join the efforts, please contact the co-chairs listed below:


Rita Lourie (PHN), and Robyn Gilden (ENV).

IX. Policy-Related Updates and other APHA Inter-Section Activities: B. Cleaner Diesel Means Cleaner Air

When it comes to conserving energy and improving public health, newer clean diesel technology is helping to make a difference.


Clean diesel is a combination of cleaner fuel, new engines and emissions control technologies.  Likened by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to being as important a public health measure as taking lead out of gasoline, clean diesel will play a leading role in helping cities and states meet new national ambient air quality standards for ozone and particulate matter. Ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel, which is 97 percent cleaner than current diesel fuel, arrived in California Sept. 1 and will be available nationwide Oct. 15.  New 2007 diesel-powered trucks and buses are the first class of equipment deploying the full clean diesel system. While today’s trucks and buses already produce only one-eighth the tailpipe exhaust compared to those built in 1990, new engines will be even cleaner. A 2007 clean diesel truck will have about 1/60th the level of emissions of one 1988 model truck.



The EPA predicts the change will reduce emissions of smog-forming gases by 2.6 million tons each year and cut soot emissions by 110,000 tons annually trucks once they fully replace the existing fleet.


While clean diesel will first arrive on new trucks and buses in 2007, many other diesel vehicles and equipment will soon benefit as well.


By 2009, both gasoline and diesel cars, pickups and SUVs – regardless of fuel type and engine size – must meet the same stringent emissions standards. In the coming years, consumers can expect to see more diesel options in showrooms and will ultimately benefit from diesel’s greater fuel efficiency (typically 20 to 40 percent more miles per gallon than a comparable gasoline version).


Emissions reductions, on the same magnitude as those occurring for trucks and buses in 2007, will begin for off-road construction and agricultural equipment later this decade.


Many of the same clean diesel technologies developed for new engines can be applied to some older vehicles and equipment. The nationwide availability of clean diesel fuel will help expand opportunities for these clean diesel retrofits.  Simply using the new cleaner fuel in existing diesel engines reduces particulate emissions by about 10 percent (sulfur emitted as sulfate, an aerosol counted as particulate matter).


New clean diesel technology will benefit our environment and improve air quality, which is a critical part of public health and welfare. That’s why groups such as Clean Air Watch, Environmental Defense and the Natural Resources Defense Council are joining with the diesel community to support the clean diesel revolution.
Find out more information, and references, at
http://www.dieselforum.org.

IX. Policy-Related Updates and other APHA Inter-Section Activities: C. General APHA updates

Please read APHA’s The Nation’s Health for policy updates.  Governing Council and Section Council leaders of the Section will provide further updates in November in Boston, after attending their respective meetings.

X. APHA Environment Section Leadership Calls

Upcoming APHA Environment Section leadership calls are on the third Thursday of each month, at 3 p.m. EST.  Please e-mail our new Section Chair Jill Litt at jill.litt@uchsc.edu, to be on the e-mail list to receive each call’s agenda and dial-in information. 

XI. APHA Environment Section Leadership as of September 2006

This is a list of Environment Section and committee Officers, with e-mail contact information (Membership Committee leaders listed above):  


Chair (for 2006-07) = Jill S. Litt, PhD, jill.litt@uchsc.edu


Chair-Elect = Rebecca Head, PhD, DABT, Rebecca_Head@monroemi.org


Immediate Past-Chair = Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, nobot@cehn.org


Communications Chairs / e-Newsletter Editors = Derek G. Shendell, DEnv, MPH, derek.g.shendell.96@alum.dartmouth.org, and Andrea Wismann, MPH, Andrea.Wismann@UCHSC.edu


Secretary-elect (conference call minutes) = Andrea Wismann, MPH, Andrea.Wismann@UCHSC.edu. NOTE: She will be secretary beginning 12/06.


Section councilors = Michael Reiss; Marni Rosen; Neal Rosenblatt, MS; Peter Ashley; Patricia Elliot, JD, MPH; Devon Payne-Sturges, DrPH, MS, MEngs; also, Amy Kyle and Robin Lee were elected to start winter 2006.


Governing Council representatives = Heidi Klein, MPH; David Wallinga, MD; Susan West Marmagas, MPH; Beth Resnick, MPH; also, John Balbus, MD, MPH, and Derek Shendell, DEnv, MPH, were elected to start winter 2006.


Nominations Committee = Allen Dearry, PhD, dearry@niehs.nih.gov


Policy Committee Chair = John Balbus, MD, MPH, jbalbus@environmentaldefense.org

XII. Results of 2006 APHA Environment Section Officer Elections

Below you will find the newly elected leaders from the summer 2006 elections.  We will be mailing letters to all candidates (that won and lost).   

In addition, I have included the percentage of section members that voted in the 2006 Section Elections.  Please note, overall across sections, APHA members that voted totaled 15.7 percent, and 15.5 percent of Environment Section members voted.  

Secretary-Elect
Rebecca Love, MPH, CHES

Treasurer
Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, MPH, BS

Section Council
Doug Farquhar, JD
Maureen O'Neill, MURP

Governing Council
Brenda M. Afzal, RN, MS, BSN
Allen Dearry, PhD
Anthony J. DeLucia, PhD, BA


[EDITOR'S NOTE: Individuals start office during or after (if not able to attend) Section Business Meetings at the 2006 APHA Annual Meeting in Boston.]